Pescatore

4.5
264 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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At Pescatore Restaurant, we believe that an excellent meal, delicious and interesting wines, attentive service and a fine dining experience should be accessible without breaking your bank.

A neighborhood staple for more than 15 years, Pescatore Restaurant continues the tradition of using only the highest quality and delectably authentic ingredients to bring you superb food at an affordable price.

By combining traditional recipes and cooking methods with a style and flair all our own, we have gained a well-earned reputation as the destination for food lovers who value quality, consistency and affordability.
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vipKariN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved our waiter! They have good happy hour apps and wine too!

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SteadyJoy
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never in over 10+ years have I ever had a bad or even mediocre experience. Always excellent in every aspect! Meals all good, but must try the brunch.

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vipADN1
New York Area
332 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers were on point and delicious. The burger, salad and fries were fantastic! Very nice staff, this is a neighborhood gem! A must try for all!

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vipGLLE
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The noise level cannot be controlled by them in these days of outdoor dining due to coronavirus. The vibe is upbeat and fun at Sunday brunch. Great burger, great mushroom stuffed risotto balls and really good flatbread. The prices are reasonable and the staff friendly and efficient. Worth a visit.

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KerryMcG
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, absolutely Covid compliant with space and felt completely comfortable dining inside. We did the prix fixe lunch special and the food was outstanding. Whatever the house Cabernet is is also delicious, juicy and nice finish, was surprised it was a house wine. And when you leave you HAVE to get one of their homemade cheesecake desserts in these cute mason jars to take home. I’m obsessed with the key lime pie, the caramel cheesecake. Actually getting a pumpkin spice one later tonight on my way home from work! An A+ experience for sure!

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vipSueS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The bruschetta was odd- a bowl of tomatoes and olives served with a couple of toast crackers. His chicken parm was overloaded with pasta. With the chicken plopped on top ( how do you cut it?). My fish special tasted good but was smothered in a sauce that looked liked French dressing.

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vipADN1
New York Area
333 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the consistency was there, the food was fabulous! I would strongly recommend this place for its excellent food and service. The staff is very pleasant and attentive! Thank You

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vipADN1
New York Area
333 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent! A must try!!

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vipADN1
New York Area
333 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger on the menu was phenomenal, I recommend it highly. Additionally the Chicken parmigiana was exceptional! Service was on point, Thank You

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The carbonara, served table side, was delicious. Staff was friendly, upbeat and attentive. Will definitely go back.

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Carlie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Went for brunch with friends and we all hateddddd the food. I’m usually not negative and don’t like leaving bad reviews but it was pretty bad. I will say our drinks were good though! Ordered bloody Marias (Bloody Mary with tequila instead of vodka) and mimosas! For food I ordered the grilled chicken sandwich which had zero flavor and chicken was rubbery. Friend ordered the avo toast with salmon and first the forgot they salmon (happens) but then once she started to cut it there was barely any avocado on the AVOCADO toast. Tiniest little schmear. Really disappointed bc this is a great spot on second ave but will only return for drinks

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vipADN1
New York Area
333 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Restaurant has always been Steady and it Delivers! Excellent place for brunch, lunch or dinner! A must try!!

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vipLokann14
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, took us right on time for our reservation. Great experience!

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vipelizabeth
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Highly recommend the lobster pasta and the fried calamari! Both were delicious. The handmade pastas are amazing; you hate going back to boxed pasta after eating something that good! Great neighborhood spot, not overly crowded which is sometimes concerning when you're eating at a new restaurant - but the food spoke for itself.

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vipNabz
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the seafood pasta, the portion is too big, enough for 2 meals

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vipSueS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood pasta dish was wonderful

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vipMatahiisophiedepokelrani
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place , great food, great service.
Our favorite lunch place

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vipBethNY
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is a riot that I am being asked for a review. Open Table processed a reservation for me. Unfortunately, when we showed up, the restaurant was closed up. As in not doing business. I am confused how Open Table could do this. My communication to Open Table has not been addressed. So beware your Open Table reservations, it may not be for valid, open restaurants. So have a back up!

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vipKathy2go
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is such a great neighborhood restaurant with tasty food, friendly staffs & attentive services!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was fine in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Pescatore is always amazing, and we love how innovative the chef is: 2 out of the 3 of us ordered the specials, and all were delicious. Our server was attentive, and we had no complaints about the food or service whatsoever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was OK. Was years ago we were there last and must have new owners. Nothing like we remembered. More a bar then restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE! Amazing food and incredibly friendly staff. A neighborhood favorite.

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PaulZ
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Relaxed vibe with good basic Italian food. Not fancy but delicious. Service was very good and attentive.

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vipFrequentDinerNYC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pescatore is a neighborhood gem with consistently good food, service and ambiance.

They offer a great brunch with fun names of dishes. You may complement lunch with a mimosa, belini, sangria or wine.

The service is always professional and friendly.

This is a great date place too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience overall, this place is around my job so it’s convenient. Food was good service was fantastic . Nice cozy area definitely will stop by again .

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vipDoc2183
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was mediocre. Very noisy and it seemed a little dirty

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vipJak43
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very nice Italian. Was there at 1 pm on a Wed and it was surprisingly quiet. The food was good. Service perfectly adequate. A very comfortable place to meet with friend and business colleagues. I will certainly go back.

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Kazzer
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I've been to Pescatore a number of times - and it's always a really nice experience.
Food is pleasant and enjoyable without being fantastic - but I feel with the price-point more than fair.
I had the Branzino wrapped in parchment paper - which was a really nice way of presenting it. I thought the serving size was very good - not huge or over-whelming (no having to throw much away or doggie bag required) which I really liked.
Service was a little slow - but nothing where it was worth complaining about. Staff were pleasant and friendly - which, for me personally, is more important at times than the service.
I will definitely be going back.

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vipdridr
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The restaurant is a little cramped with low ceilings and nothing to absorb the noise generated by the patrons crowded into a small space. The food makes up for the frenetic ambiance of the place. We enjoyed the fettucini with lobster and seafood arrabiata as well as the beet salad. The printed menu has a special dish for each day of the week and there are daily specials that the waitstaff will inform you of as well. We had the seabass in saffron sauce and fish en papillote. Both mains were excellently prepared and presented although I felt that the papillote dish was a skimpy. We enjoyed our desserts as well. Would definitely recommend.

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vipJoanS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are outstanding.

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Nanaem
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been going to this restaurant for years. The food is fabulous and the service is outstanding. You feel more like your having dinner/lunch at someone’s home rather then a restaurant. The owner of the restaurant is always on site and makes you feel right at home. We have never had a bad meal here and love the price fix lunch. Great value for the food you receive! Try it and it will soon become a must anytime your on the East side.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and my son (age 11) had a wonderful meal at your restaurant. We will certainly return again.

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SergioP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy place with A++ attention and excellent true Italian food. Would return again.

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MickNYC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The kitchen is fabulous here, as is the staff. I had not been there in a few years but they did not skip a beat. Just a great place.

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vipUpscalehealthynatural
Los Angeles
330 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The lamb chops were good. The chicken Parmesan was also good.

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vipluiseb
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

our server was lovely and helpful with suggestions to drink and eat. it was very nice but very loud!!!

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YellowHookDenizen
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were all very happy with our food. Pasta cooked to perfection. Excellent grilled octopus appetizer with a generous portion. Desserts not quite up to the level of apps and main courses. Could not ask for better service.

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CathyP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem! We were treated like royalty. It's adorable inside, and the service is second to none. The FOOD is just suburb! This was one of the best things we did while in NYC. If you haven't been here, you've missed out on greatness!

FAQs

Pescatore does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Pescatore also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 752-7151.

Pescatore is rated 4.5 stars by 264 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.